Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

Overview

Please note this document is accurate for those who enrolled during the Fall 2010 semester. If you are unsure about which degree plan you are on, please check with your academic advisor.

For the official requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, see the University of Houston Catalog.

Biotechnology Major Requirements

  • BIOL 1362, 1162 - Introduction to Biological Science, Laboratory
  • BTEC 1322 - Introduction to Biotechnology
  • BTEC 2320 - Biotechnology Regulatory Environment
  • CHEM 1332, 1112 - Fundamentals of Chemistry, Laboratory
  • BCHS 3304, 3201 - General Biochemistry I, Laboratory
  • BIOL 3301 - Genetics
  • BIOL 3332, 3132 - Elementary Microbiology, Laboratory
  • BTEC 3100 - Biotechnology Research Methods and Applications
  • BTEC 3301 - Principles of Genomics/Proteomics and Bioinformatics
  • BTEC 3321 - Good Manufacturing Practices
  • CHEM 3331, 3221 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, Laboratory
  • BIOL 4320 - Molecular Biology
  • BTEC 4350 - Biotechnology Capstone Experience

GPA for major will be calculated upon the following major requirements including Biomanufacturing or Bioinformatics track.

Biomanufacturing Track (Thirteen (13) semester hours minimum)

  • BTEC 3320 - Introduction to Quality Control/Quality Assurance
  • BTEC 4301 - Principles of Bioprocessing
  • BTEC 4101 - Principles of Bioprocessing Laboratory
  • BTEC 4319 - Microbial Genetics
  • Approved Elective (Three (3) Semester Hours)

Bioinformatics Track (Twelve (12) semester hours minimum)

  • CIS 3343 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • CIS 3365 - Database Management
  • BTEC 4300 - Principles of Bioinformatics
  • Approved Elective (Three (3) Semester Hours):
    • BTEC 3399 - Nucleic Acid
    • BTEC 4399 - Nucleic Acid
    • BCHS 4306 - Nucleic Acid
    • BCHS 4324 - Nucleic Acid
    • BCHS 4325 - Nucleic Acid
    • BIOL 3306 - Immunology
    • BIOL 4310 - Immunology
    • BIOL 4323 - Immunology
    • BIOL 4365 - Immunology
    • BIOL 4366 - Immunology
    • BIOL 4367 - Immunology
    • BIOL 4374 - Cell Biology
    • TELS 4350 - Industrial and Environmental Safety

College Requirements

Mathematics

Ten (10) semester hours which includes university core

Students are required to have credit for College Algebra through Math Placement Exam, CLEP, or completion of course.

  • MATH 1330 - Precalculus
  • MATH 1431 - Calculus I
  • TMTH 3360 - Applied Technical Statistics or PSYC 3301 - Introduction to Psychological Statistics

Natural Sciences

Twelve (12) semester hours which includes university core

  • BIOL 1361, 1161 - Introduction to Biological Science, Laboratory
  • CHEM 1331, 1111 - Fundamentals of Chemistry, Laboratory
  • PHYS 1301, 1101 - Introduction to General Physics I, Laboratory

Social Sciences

Three (3) semester hours which includes university core

  • COMM 1302 - Introduction to Communication Theory, preferred

Humanities

  • PHIL 1305 - Ethics

Program Requirements

  • ELET 2300 - Introduction to C++ Language Programming
  • CIS 2334 - Information Systems Applications
  • TELS 3340 - Organizational Decisions in Technology or HDCS 3300 - Organizational Decisions in Technology
  • TELS 3363 - Technical Communications